Kathy is a PhD scholar undertaking social research exploring the relationships between urban neighbours and nature reserves. Prior to embarking on this research, Kathy has worked as an environmental planner, policy analyst and natural resource management facilitator. Kathy is an active community volunteer with experience in social housing organisations, neighbourhood fire units and urban landcare groups. Kathy is a member of the Mt Taylor Park Care group, the Friends of Mulligans Flat and the Chifley Community Fire Unit in Canberra. Her research interests encompass urban planning and biodiversity conservation, community-based governance of natural resources and interdisciplinary and integrative research.
Research papers, books and reports
Eyles, K. (2017) Harness the ‘love’ – using social connections to re-frame how we manage urban nature reserves. Paper to 8thState of Australian Cities Conference, Adelaide, 2017. https://apo.org.au/node/178241
Eyles, K. and Davey C. (2016) The Gang-gang Cockatoo Citizen Science Survey, Community Engagement Final Report Canberra Ornithologists Group Canberra
Eyles, K. (2015) Practitioner perspectives on nature conservation at the urban edge, Paper to 7th State of Australian Cities Conference, Gold Coast, 2015. https://apo.org.au/node/63215
Eyles K. and Mulvaney, M. (2013) Responsible pet ownership and protection of wildlife; Options for improving the management of cats in the ACT, Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) https://www.pestsmart.org.au/responsible-cat-ownership-in-the-act/
Eyles, K. (2013) Media representations of nature in the city, Paper to 6th State of Australian Cities Conference, Sydney, 2013. https://apo.org.au/node/59809
Rainbird, W., Eyles K., Widdowson, J. and Welch, S. (eds) (2013) A Labour of Love – Celebrating Landcare in the ACT, Southern ACT Catchment Group, Canberra, 2013.